What to know before you begin. Find out how a new front door increases your home’s value and view.
You’ll have a hard time finding a project that brings as many benefits – and stretches your investment dollar farther – than new doors. Here are some of the benefits you’ll start enjoying from day one:
A patio or entry door plays an important role in framing the moments that matter to you most, making every day a little brighter and more comfortable. With a wide variety of styles available, you can choose the right one for your home.
As you start shopping, consider these five things to help you focus your search:
Shopping for patio and entry doors isn’t something most people do every day. That’s why it’s important to talk with a professional who can help make sure your project goes off without a hitch.
An in-home appointment is a great place to start. Think of it as shopping from the comfort of your home. Your representative will ask you what you’re looking for in a door, show you samples and take the necessary measurements. Once that’s done, they’ll have the information needed to provide you with a quote. In most cases, the quote and the visit are free.
Personalize your door with the features you want.
If you like color choices, you’re in luck. Doors are available in a wide range of finishes and colors to complement both the interior and exterior of your home. Depending on the patio door or entry door, you may be able to choose from dozens of options to find the one that’s right for your home.
New innovations, including weathertight technology and more durable frames, not only keep your home protected against drafts and leaks, but keep your entry door looking great for years.
Decorative glass options help bring your entry door the added style, privacy or natural light you’re looking for.
For even more natural light and curb appeal, consider adding sidelights and transoms around your entry door. There are a variety of shapes and styles to create the dramatic entrance you’ve always wanted.
Pella offers wood doors with snap-in technology, which lets you easily change your blinds, shades or grilles whenever you want a new look. And because they’re tucked between the panes of glass, they won’t harbor dust and allergens like typical door fashions do.
Grilles create the look of individual windowpanes, giving you the most authentic look of true divided-light doors. There are several door grille types, so you can choose one that best fits your home’s architectural style. Some grilles-between-the-glass make the door easier to clean, too.
Door hardware can be as beautiful as it is functional. You’ll have your choice of today’s most popular finishes to coordinate with other decorative finishes in your home – such as light fixtures and cabinet hardware.
From Colonial to Craftsman and Ranch to Provincial, you can choose from a variety of interior and exterior trim options that give you fresh new ways to frame your view. The more styles available, the more likely your doors can stay true to your home’s architectural style and décor.
Choosing the right glass for your region and your home is as important a decision as any you’ll face when buying a door. For optimum energy efficiency, choose two or three panes of glass. And look for doors with Low-E (Low-emissivity) insulating glass with argon between the panes to block more of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. For maximum energy performance, choose products that meet ENERGY STAR® requirements.
Door screens are important to your home’s light, ventilation and view. Today’s innovative high-transparency screens are practically invisible, which helps you bring the outdoors in. Pella’s retractable screens (available on certain products) roll up and down like a shade to maximize your view and allow more light into your room.